car bomb


: an explosive device concealed in an automobile for use as a weapon of terrorism

Examples of car bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harris and his wife were killed on November 22, 1950, by a dynamite car bomb. Carol Roark, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 July 2024 All About His Initial Exit and Upcoming Return Craig left the long-running series in 2016 after three years when his character died from a car bomb. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 24 June 2024 Explore the project The investigation: My cousin was killed by a car bomb in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Journal Sentinel, 27 June 2024 Many wondered if Valentini was referring to Bryan Craig, who PEOPLE confirmed on Monday, June 24, would be reprising his role as Morgan Corinthos — who died in a car bomb explosion and has only come back once for an on-camera cameo once — in a brief appearance in an upcoming episode. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for car bomb 

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of car bomb was in 1923

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“Car bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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